Louisville lands No. 1 girls player

Douglasville, Ga., point guard Asia Durr has committed to play basketball at University of Louisville. Durr is considered as the No. 1 prospect nationally in the Class of 2015 and is the fourth commitment for U of L coach Jeff Walz in the class.

Rick Pitino isn't the only basketball coach on the University of Louisville campus with the No. 1 ranked recruiting class in the country.

Nope.

Now, U of L women's basketball coach Jeff Walz has the top recruiting class in women's basketball after landing a commitment from the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015.

Douglasville, Ga., guard Asia Durr - considered the No. 1 prospect in the class by at least three major outlets - gave a verbal commitment to the Cardinals on Tuesday afternoon during a press conference at her school.

The 5-foot-10 Durr picked the Cardinals over Notre Dame, Baylor, Duke and Maryland. She had over 20 scholarship offers from top schools all over the country.

Durr helped Team USA to a gold medal in July in the U17 World Championships in the Czech Republic. She had 17 points in the final and averaged 13.4 points a game in the event.

As a junior, Durr averaged 24.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals a game while leading St. Pius X to their second consecutive Georgia State championship.

Durr was named Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.

Walz now has commitments from the No. 1 (Durr), No. 12 (Taja Cole), No. 14 (Brianna Jones) and No. 27 (Erin DeGrate) in the '15 class.

Durr is the highest-ranked recruit U of L has ever signed. Former All-American Angel McCoughtry was ranked outside the top 25 and only the No. 10 best forward in her class, while former All-American Shoni Schimmel and current guard Bria Smith were the highest-ranked players prior to Durr's commitment. Both were ranked No. 8 in their respective classes, while incoming freshman Myisha Hines-Allen was ranked No. 11.

This story will be updated.


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